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Burma Makes Nuclear Announcement

David4 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:04 AM
Not mentioned is the population's purpose and determination. The Gazans (et al.) have shown that they are willing and able to live under constant attack and to resist and return fire. (and make propaganda out of the injuries they take.) They hope that the Israelis are not, and will chose to emigrate rather than fight. Ultimately the question comes down to the determination of Israel's population to stay put even under constant rocket fire and attack. And it will come down to birth rate and the willingness of mothers to send their babies off to fight. (-- And the willingness of outsiders to resupply their war-fighting ability.)
Bondman60 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 3:18 PM
The population of Sderot in southern Israel has fallen from about 25,000 in 2005 (when Israel gave Gaza to the Arabs) to about 20,000 today. This is exactly what Hamas and Fatah want. As more attacks deplete more towns in Israel of a population tired of spending their lives in bomb shelters, the Arabs can move in and then claim that area as Arab, as they have done for years in the Galilee. Israel needs leaders that call for victory, and not some reversion to a status quo of only a few missiles per week fired at civilian areas. Watch the Israeli election in February - many Israelis are tired of the career politicians who see apeasement as the only way forward.
Topeka Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 5:22 PM

Burma: Burma/Myanmar announced it would sign an international agreement that would require it to declare all nuclear facilities and materials.

Comment: This agreement has received little attention in mainstream press, but is by far the most important achievement of the US President's visit to Burma, assuming Burma keeps its pledge.

North Korea has supported Burma's nuclear program and would be embarrassed by revelations of the extent of its involvement in Burma. The expulsion of North Korean nuclear engineers and technicians from Burma...